Margot Sève joined the Skadden Paris office in 2012. Her practice primarily focuses on regulatory and compliance matters, including banking regulation, supervision and enforcement.

Ms. Sève works on cases involving complex cross-border compliance and enforcement matters, including the resolution of proceedings involving French and U.S. regulatory agencies and prosecutors relating to corruption, economic sanctions, money laundering, terrorism financing, market manipulation, banking secrecy and data protection.

She also advises clients on their compliance programs, and on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, such as sanctions, money laundering, corruption and banking regulation due diligence.

Ms. Sève received the HEC/Allen & Overy Prize for her work on regulatory law. She co-edits the “White Collar Crime and Compliance” chronicle in the Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, and is a published author. In particular, Ms. Sève has written more than a dozen articles on compliance and financial regulation, as well as the book La Régulation Financière Face à la Crise (“Financial Regulation in the Face of the Crisis”).

Ms. Sève also teaches compliance matters and manages the “Compliance, Banque, Finance, Assurance” MBA at Financia Business School.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Défis déontologiques et écueils pratiques de l’avocat enquêteur : conflit d’intérêt, secret professionnel et indépendance” (The ethical and political challenges of lawyers as investigators: conflict of interest, professional secrecy and independence), Campus 2019, hosted by l’Ordre des avocats de Paris, July 3, 2019



  • Ph.D., University of Paris I - Pantheon-Sorbonne, 2012
  • M.A., HEC School of Management, 2010
  • M.A., Columbia University, 2009
  • M.B.L., University of Paris II - Pantheon Assas, 2008
  • J.D., University of Paris II - Pantheon Assas, 2007


  • Paris

Margot Sève

Associate, Financial Institutions Regulation and Enforcement